Unlocking Patient Access: The Cures Act Information Blocking Provisions

On April 5th, 2021, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) finalized the Cures Act’s information blocking provisions. These new rules focus on data exchange and patient information blocking. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states: “Putting patients in charge of their health records is a key piece of patient control inContinue reading “Unlocking Patient Access: The Cures Act Information Blocking Provisions”

Prior Authorizations’ Impact on Healthcare

A survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) discussed the impact of prior authorizations on patient care. Out of a sampling of 1,000 physicians, one-third of the respondents stated they have a dedicated staff who work on prior authorizations approximately two business days, or 14 hours, each week with 86% of the physicians surveyedContinue reading “Prior Authorizations’ Impact on Healthcare”

Does Your Digital Transformation Strategy Include RPA?

Digital transformation refers to improvements in a “digital era.” Healthcare has seen significant strides from digital transformation efforts during the past year. Projects have included a diverse range of solutions, from hosting IT services in the cloud, to creating touchless encounters like telehealth, reducing manual tasks, and improving connectivity across disparate systems. COVID-19 increased theContinue reading “Does Your Digital Transformation Strategy Include RPA?”

How Healthcare Automation is Reducing Resource Requirements

Hospitals and health systems worldwide have embraced the ability of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to facilitate services and drive operational efficiencies over the last year. These digital transformation efforts continue to be advantageous – and not just for these chaotic times of COVID-19. RPA technology has proven to be an enabler for people, with benefitsContinue reading “How Healthcare Automation is Reducing Resource Requirements”

Robotic Process Automation is not Artificial Intelligence.

Hospitals and healthcare organizations face ongoing challenges with process efficiencies and the need to accomplish more with reduced margins. We think it’s important to do a deeper dive into some of the things Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is, and what it’s not. It’s not Artificial Intelligence (AI). As much as some vendors want to attachContinue reading “Robotic Process Automation is not Artificial Intelligence.”

RPA is a Key Component of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation

The RPA software market will total $2.9 billion in 2021, according to Forrester. RPA is a hot topic this year, accentuated by the ramifications of COVID-19. Hospitals and health systems are looking for automation tools that can be deployed quickly and easily as part of their digital strategy, without interruption to the larger IT infrastructure.Continue reading “RPA is a Key Component of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation”

Revenue Cycle Challenges: Make Automation a Key Ally in 2021

2020 highlighted existing administrative hurdles and operational speed bumps across the healthcare industry. Normal challenges in the revenue cycle, like prior authorizations, claims processing, posting, and account adjudication, were magnified by reduced staffing, remote teams, and gaps in productivity. Many smaller practices and rural hospitals were not able to keep up with the demands ofContinue reading “Revenue Cycle Challenges: Make Automation a Key Ally in 2021”

Increasing Health Equity by Improving Data Collection and Reporting in Healthcare

It’s the 10th anniversary of National Health IT (NHIT) Week and this year’s topic is #HealthEquity. Health equity is best described as giving people what they need to achieve their best health outcomes. Unfortunately, much of the data we use to improve patient outcomes in areas like population health, mental health, and chronic disease management,Continue reading “Increasing Health Equity by Improving Data Collection and Reporting in Healthcare”

How Automation Improves Healthcare

Since the pandemic began, we’ve witnessed ways in which Robotic Process Automation (RPA) reduces gaps, increases organizational productivity, and streamlines operations. These are the driving reasons why many hospitals and health systems are embracing the benefits of RPA, and prioritizing it as a key aspect of their digital transformation. Here are a few areas toContinue reading “How Automation Improves Healthcare”

The Benefits of Applying Automation to Population Health Goals

The COVID-19 global pandemic highlighted the need for a population health approach to identify and implement strategies in healthcare. In doing this, we quickly realized our inability to input, organize, and share data across and between information silos. Without a more complete “view,” our ability to measure is inaccurate, failing to meet the goals ofContinue reading “The Benefits of Applying Automation to Population Health Goals”